TOROA Preservation Society Inc.

Posted by Content Admin on 20 September 2013 | Comments

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The Toroa Preservation Society is registered in New Zealand as an incorporated society under the Incorporated Societies Act of 1908. The Society is registered as a Charity under the Charities Act of 2005.

The primary object of the Society is “... to be beneficial to the community by the restoration, preservation, maintenance and operation of the veteran steam ferry Toroa to provide a historic link to the operation of steam ferries on the Waitemata Harbour for more than one hundred years”.

Further objects are to provide during the process of restoration opportunities for training in vessel conservation principles, the restoration of timber vessels and in traditional marine engineering. When operational the Toroa will provide a range of experiences to increase knowledge of the importance of the ferries in the development of the Auckland region, the history of marine steam propulsion, and provide training in marine engineering and ship operation.

The Toroa is owned by the Steam Ferry Toroa Trust, an incorporated charitable trust. The Toroa Preservation Society holds a perpetually renewable lease from the Trust for the purposes of restoration, preservation, maintenance and operation of the vessel.

Toroa Preservation Society Officers & Committee, 2017 - 2018
Patron  Sir Bob Harvey
President  Don Henwood
Secretary  Peter Henley
Treasurer  Robert Brown
Committee  Leyton Chan
   Allen Jones
  Peter McCurdy
  Milton Sarson

You might like to Join the Society, or Make a Donation or perhaps Volunteer your services to help with the restoration project or other society activities.

If you would like to get involved in this interesting project please Complete our Enquiry Form and we will make contact with you about how to get started.